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Poster: simon c Date: Mar 4, 2004 7:50am
Forum: prelinger Subject: 'Duck And Cover' nominated for National Film Registry preservation.

Hey,

I noted (as linked over at BoingBoing.net) that the CONELRAD Legacy Project has succeeded in getting Duck and Cover nominated as one of the possible titles, pending final selection, to be permanently preserved in the National Film Registry:

http://conelrad.com/duckandcover/index.php?cover=01

The site notes:

' If chosen, Bert the Turtle, the animated hero of the first civil defense film produced for children, will join such celluloid icons as Charles Foster Kane, Jake Gittes and Scarlett O'Hara in a temperature controlled vault paid for by you the taxpayer!'

..and continues:

'Because the Library of Congress considers, among other factors, the popularity of the titles it inducts into the Registry, CONELRAD is asking the public for help in buttressing its official nomination with additional letters and e-mails requesting that DUCK AND COVER be among the 25 films chosen in 2004.'

So sounds like you should send an email in to help a lovable turtle hang out with some cinema greats. I'm sure others on the forum know more about this than I do, but an FYI anyhow :) As you may also know, a copy of Duck and Cover is hosted at the Archive - I believe it's the single most downloaded item on the entire Archive, actually?

s!

This post was modified by simon c on 2004-03-04 15:50:13

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Poster: Rick Prelinger Date: Mar 4, 2004 11:59am
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 'Duck And Cover' nominated for National Film Registry preservation.

The fabulous Civil Defense film "House in the Middle" was added to the Registry two years ago. It's here on the site, at http://www.archive.org/movies/details-db.php?collection=prelinger&collectionid=04005

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Poster: Spuzz Date: Mar 4, 2004 2:16pm
Forum: prelinger Subject: Re: 'Duck And Cover' nominated for National Film Registry preservation.

That's pretty wild, why was that chosen?

Bill "Yes, I'll watch that" Taylor